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By charles
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2008 Nissan Xterra SUV Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Bought it last year, I was between the Jeep Rubicon (which i have always wanted) and this. I had to go with the better of the two, the Xterra has definitely proved a worthy truck. The manual transmission is great, the engine has a lot of power, and for off roading, it's amazing. I bought some All terrain tires, stock ones were a little dull, performs amazing in the snow. Always find an excuse to go driving, close to 10,000 miles already and planning a 700 mile road trip soon. The handling is just what I expected, it drives like a truck because it is one. Fuel I am averaging around 19, I drive fast though and with OR tires. I have had some minor problems, but nothing serious.


Best Features

Sound system, manual transmission, snow/OR capability, practicality: lives up to its name, looks


Worst Features

No rear tow hook! Cheap skid plates, driver seat uncomfortable after 5+ hours, weak reverse light, cant see anything when backing up at night weak rear differential (off roading)


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4 Guys and Their Stuff - Anywhere!
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By Xtrapol8
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2008 Nissan Xterra SUV Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The FJ Cruiser and the 4-door Rubicon are both excellent vehicles that also have serious off-road capabilities and a manual transmission ... but I've made the right choice for me. Three other 6' 200lb guys can accompany me into oblivion for a 5-day canoe trip and return home again nothing but pleased with the Xterra. On the flipside, my 5'2" 100lb wife and my 4 and 7 year old children love it too. Soon I'll get some proper rock sliders that they can use as a step up into the truck. For a truck that you sit ON and command, and that will do almost anything, the Xterra is remarkably quiet and easy to drive in town and on the highway. High end stereo/CD/MP3/iPod helps too.


Best Features

Ground clearance, ride height, seating position, visibility, versatility, torque, safety, attitude, shockworks.


Worst Features

Fuel econ. worse than advertised; OEM tires disappointing in snow; Not enough tow hooks; Make yourself a mat for the scratchy-slidy cargo area (<$20); Switches/knobs could be more substantial; ... and, without being greedy, that's about it.


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2008 Nissan Xterra
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Xtrapol8
on

Vehicle

2008 Nissan Xterra SUV Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I am completely satisfied. I can happily go canoeing virtually anywhere. X and I can return afterward to my wife and 2 small children and life is still great and still fully enabled. Make yourself a mat for the back (<$20). The Xterra's solid build quality, go-anywhere capability, versatile nature, and aggressive looks make it a must-drive if you're in the market. This vehicle is what it purports to be - a means to an end... any end I choose.


Best Features

Ride height & ground clearance; manual transmission; great visibiltiy; 4 full doors; usable cargo vol.; decent leg- room in 2nd row; 4wd; torque; form through function... and Attitude; Rockford Fosgate 6-cd & iPod stereo; abundance of safety features; audio on wheel; rugged suspension; Shrockworks!


Worst Features

Tow hooks @ 4 corners; OEM tires that are better in winter; more substantial switchgear like the FJ's; more lateral support in seats; fuel economy not as advertised but I'm at 5000km and it's winter; electronic disconnecting swaybars; viscous coupling centre diff.; better winter wiper at rear.


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